Without clear standards regulating labeling definitions, food and beverage companies are finding themselves under greater scrutiny over the validity of what is found on their products’ labels.
Making a difference with respect to foodborne illness outbreaks begins with increasing awareness and acceptance of contributing factors, and demands a commitment to following best practices in food handling and preparation.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can refuse admission of articles to U.S. that appear to be in violation of FDA regulations and may automatically place a company on an Import Alert involving Detention without Physical Examination. Read more for how to navigate this process.
While the food safety community strives to bring packaging under Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points safety models, both packaging and food producers must now also consider the impact of the “Green Guides “recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
FDA is becoming much more inspection-oriented and enforcement-minded, even before FSMA is fully implemented.
Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reopening the comment period for a draft Qualitative Risk Assessment for certain food facilities that include farm packing operations for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Best practices dictate that a third party assess the competency of the testing lab and its compliance with the relevant standards.
It is imperative that your company determine immediately whether it falls within the registration requirement. The current registration period remains open only until December 31, 2012.
California's Proposition 37 is up for vote this November, and stakeholders throughout America are holding their breaths. Proposition 37 requires raw and processed foods sold in California to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients on their labeling-a requirement that the Federal Government does not currently impose.
Every 5 years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation commonly known as the “Farm Bill” that sets national agricultural, nutritional, conservation and forestry policy. Read more for an update on this year’s bill.
This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.
Does you company have a plan for how to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont? See how this ruling will affect how you manage food labeling in the Green Mountain state.
The food industry and regulatory agencies have both been reluctant to suggest that consumers bear some responsibility for the safe handling of foods.
Activities by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to improve the safety of food in retail establishments.
The dairy industry in particular has a long history of cooperation and setting standards.
The produce industry came together to reduce the audit burden that it had enabled by accepting and supporting a wide variety of food safety audit standards.
FSMA gives FDA broad new powers, including the authority to mandate that companies recall products as well as the ability to review internal records at farms and food production plants
Although date labeling of food has a long history, it has become more visible in the past few years as attention to and concern about food loss and waste have heightened.
Outbreaks of foodborne illness illustrate how easily contaminated foods can have a broad health impact before public health authorities can identify and quarantine the source.